Hervey Bay Advanced Care Paramedic Mel’ Shuttlewood is urging people to stay safe this New Year’s Eve.
Hervey Bay Advanced Care Paramedic Mel’ Shuttlewood is urging people to stay safe this New Year’s Eve. Valerie Horton

People urged to 'behave' this New Year's Eve

WHILE the Fraser Coast kicks up its heels and prepares to say goodbye to 2015, a few dedicated paramedics will be waiting on the sidelines.

Additional ambulance crews will be working at both Hervey Bay and Maryborough stations this year to ensure everyone on the Fraser Coast sees in 2016 safely.

Hervey Bay officer-in-charge Andrew Eason said paramedics hoped revellers heeded their warnings.

The crews have prepared for the worst but are hoping for the best.

"We have extra staff on," he said.

"We just hoping that it goes off without a problem."

Mr Eason asked those drinking did so responsibly.

"Don't drink and drive," he said.

"We just ask that people behave and respect others."

Mr Eason said paramedics were prepared for when the worst did happened and as always would be just a phone call away on New Year's Eve.



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